Supported Font Formats - 'Find my Font'

Supported Font Formats

'Find my Font' supports the following common font formats.

TrueType

TrueType

TrueType has become the most common format for fonts on both the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
TrueType is an outline font standard originally developed by Apple Computer in the late 1980s. It was later adopted by Microsoft.
OpenType

OpenType

OpenType is a scalable computer font format. It was developed by Microsoft Corporation with the contribution of Adobe Systems. The format is based on its predecessor TrueType, retaining TrueType's basic structure and adding many intricate data structures for prescribing typographic behavior. OpenType fonts are used commonly today on the major computer platforms.
Type 1

Type 1

Type 1 (also known as PostScript Type 1) fonts are based on Adobe's PostScript language and are widely used in desktop publishing. Type 1 fonts consist usually of two files — one containing the outline font data (extension: .pfb) and another containing the font metrics (extension: .pfm). On the Mac OS the outline font data is stored in a suitcase along with the associated bitmap fonts for on-screen display.

The tables below display the supported font formats per operating system as well as the program's capabilities for each font type.

Windows version

Windows Fonts

FormatExtensionIdentifyOpenInstallNotes
TrueType .ttf OK OK OK
OpenType .otf OK OK OK
Type 1 .pfb/.pfm OK OK OK .pfm is required only for font installation
Mac OS X version

Mac OS X single fonts

FormatExtensionIdentifyOpenInstallNotes
TrueType .ttf OK OK OK
OpenType .otf OK OK OK
Type 1 .pfb OK Windows font

Mac OS X suitcases (Multiple fonts possible)

ContentExtensionIdentifyOpenInstallNotes
TrueType OK OK OK
OpenType OK OK OK
Type 1 OK OK
TrueType .dfont OK OK OK

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'Find my Font' is available for both Windows and Mac OS X.
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